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bug#6204: vc-dir always splits the frame

From: martin rudalics
Subject: bug#6204: vc-dir always splits the frame
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 14:13:34 +0200
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> E.g. how to customize it to display "*vc-dir*" in another window,
> but "*vc-diff*" in the same window?

The "same window" case is already handled by the "same-window-.." option
which prevails.

> It seems `special-display-buffer-names' is what we need.
> It could support all values you mentioned above
> on a per-application basis like:
>   (("*buffer name*" (window . largest)))
>   (("*buffer name*" (window . lru)))
>   (("*buffer name*" (window . selected)))
>   (("*buffer name*" (window . root)))

For the expert user all these can go to `special-display-function'.
What I had in mind is the average user who doesn't know about buffer
names or building regexps for them but cares sufficiently enough for
whether and where popup windows should be shown.


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